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who receives mail regarding bugs in our kernel packages?



I thought Herbert Xu resigned.  Why does the BTS still think he owns
packages?

  Thank you for the additional information you have supplied regarding
  this problem report.  It has been forwarded to the package maintainer(s)
  and to other interested parties to accompany the original report.

  Your message has been sent to the package maintainer(s):
   Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>

  If you wish to continue to submit further information on your problem,
  please send it to 256468@bugs.debian.org, as before.

----- Forwarded message from Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> -----

From: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
To: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>, kernel@packages.debian.org
Cc: 256468@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#256468: xterm: utmp handling is broken for high pts
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 22:14:47 -0500
Message-ID: <20040712031447.GO15351@redwald.deadbeast.net>
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040523i

On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 04:25:03AM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 04:46:08PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Kernel folks:
> > 
> > Is it deliberate that pseudo-tty numbers are never "recycled" in recent
> > kernel versions?  This can lead to very large numbers; please see the logs
> > of #256468 for details.
> 
> It was a deliberate decision made in order to reduce the risk of something
> or other.  The decision's been reverted due to the bugs found in other
> programs *ahem*.  I can get more details if you're interested, but I
> think it's probably best to see this as a warning to update this code
> at some point.

Can I plead for a consensus view that this either is or is not a bug in
xterm?

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |    If a man ate a pound of pasta and a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    pound of antipasto, would they
branden@debian.org                 |    cancel out, leaving him still
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    hungry?              -- Scott Adams



----- End forwarded message -----

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